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Whatís the difference between an X and an 11?
Old 12-20-2019, 03:51 AM
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Itís time to upgrade. I have an 8 plus and it fell and cracked the screen and things also got jumble. So itís been acting up. These are the two choices I have so what is different between them. Thanks!


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Old 12-20-2019, 04:14 AM
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https://9to5mac.com/2019/09/21/iphon...d-you-upgrade/
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Old 12-20-2019, 06:29 AM
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Thanks, d_ee, interesting article. I wouldn’t give up zoom for anything (on X but not 11) but the much lower price makes the 11 desirable.
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The biggest benefit of going from the iPhone X to the iPhone 11 is pricing. The iPhone X originally started at $999 in pricing, and increased based on storage capacity. The iPhone 11, however, starts at $699.
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Old 12-20-2019, 06:59 AM
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There is no way I would pay that much for a phone, period. I really can't believe so many people do. And people that probably are classified as in low income buy them. How? Why?

PS. I do have an (old) iphone, and I love it, but I didn't pay nearly that amount of money for it. That is just crazy to me.
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Old 12-20-2019, 07:51 AM
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That is just crazy to me.
Kahlua, my friend, I have an X (which replaced a 5) and itís a darned good thing I do because my miraculous hearing aids are designed to work with an iPhone. They really are genius and Iím grateful for them every day. If having an expensive phone makes hearing possible, so be it.


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Old 12-20-2019, 10:07 AM
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The biggest difference between your 8 plus and the XS is probably the pixel resolution. The XS is bigger and sharper, and it has a newer processor chip (for future OS upgrades). It also doesn't have a home button. You might be able to have your 8 plus repaired and refurbished for a lot less than you would pay for the new XS.

I went from an iPhone 5 with 16GB which I bought in 2013 ($200 at the time) to an XR a year ago because the old phone was no longer supporting the apps I wanted. The XR is the "cheaper" alternative to the XS, and I think I paid about $700 which is still expensive. Considering that I went 6 years without an upgrade, I figured it was time. I am quite happy with mine as it has everything I want, and hope to keep it for another 6 years or more. It takes good-enough photos, I can listen to podcasts without them getting buggy like with the i-5, I can text, do banking, browse the news, and so on.
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Old 12-20-2019, 11:38 AM
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Iím with you Kahlua! I had a 6s plus that recently sh*t the bed. I ďupgradedĒ to an iPhone 7 with more gb. They wanted over $1000 for the 11 with more gb. No, thank you. The 7 will be just fine for me. I was able to pay for it in full vs another $40 a month for two years on top of my cell bill.
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Old 12-20-2019, 02:32 PM
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Amiga, that would make that kind of cost worthwhile. Almost medically necessary.

But really....so many people are willing to shell out a ton of cash...and they get the new ones right away. I just donít see how that is financially feasible for so many. I use tracfone, and bought mine through them for less than $100. Old one, but still does a ton of fancy things. I do love the way it interfaces with my school ipad and computer.
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Old 12-20-2019, 04:03 PM
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The difference between an X and an 11....

The 11 is made with 2 parallel lines and the X is made with 2 lines that intersect.



Sorry....I just had to do that.

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Old 12-20-2019, 04:45 PM
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Hearing aids can be synced to less expensive phones. I would never spend that kind of money for a phone however if you have the money and want to, go for it. I have spending habits that are not wise but I do stay within what I can afford and do not get taken in by phone "deals" just because there is a possibility of a monthly plan.


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Old 12-20-2019, 04:47 PM
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Thanks for the article. So basically Iím going to go for the less expensive one and get more for my buck.

Kahlua since I am on Verizon I donít pay upfront I make monthly payments so itís affordable. I used to be good about maintaining my phone but I have problems with the phone dropping out of my hands easily and this last time it hit just right and shaytered the screen.
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Old 12-20-2019, 06:23 PM
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My comments at affordability weren't really aimed at you (just at society at large? )

However, since you said it, whether you make monthly payments or you pay upfront, isn't it the same cost (maybe even more?). Doesn't change the actual cost, does it?
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Old 12-21-2019, 05:12 AM
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I look at it this way. Itís my handheld computer. If I bought a computer it would be around 600 dollars. I donít need a computer itself when I have the phone. I can print from my phone so thatís not an issue.

So affordability- yes it is for me
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That's funny
Old 12-21-2019, 05:35 AM
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Our Iphone 6's were getting wonky, and we updated to 8's. Yes, they still sell them, and it was cheaper than getting the newer models.
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Old 12-21-2019, 07:52 AM
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I do see how so many people use them as their only device. I could see it then. I meant to write that in my last post, but I got distracted. Maybe I have ADHD.

My old eyes struggle with seeing sometimes on my 13 inch computer screen, so I don't use my phone as much as many do. When I am out and about, but limited. I only look things up if absolutely necessary. It is more or less a communication device normally. And a listen to audiobooks tool.
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